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Quantum Computers Compete for 'Supremacy'
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Quantum Computers Compete for 'Supremacy'

Scientists have long dreamed of developing quantum computers, machines that rely on arcane laws of physics to perform tasks far beyond the capability of today's...

Practical Parallelism
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Practical Parallelism

Researchers at MIT' CSAIL have developed a system that makes parallel programs run much more efficiently and also makes them easier to code.

A List of Professors' Last Names Can Reveal Unethical Hiring
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A List of Professors' Last Names Can Reveal Unethical Hiring

What's in a name? An examination of the last names of academics in the United States, France, and Italy reveals distinctive patterns in higher education systems...

A New Kind of Tech Job Emphasizes Skills, Not a College Degree
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A New Kind of Tech Job Emphasizes Skills, Not a College Degree

A few years ago, Sean Bridges lived with his mother, Linda, in Wiley Ford, W.Va. Their only income was her monthly Social Security disability check. He applied...

Building a STEM Pipeline
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Building a STEM Pipeline

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's summer science camp supports future innovators, scientists, and engineers.

Image Doctoring Must Be Halted
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Image Doctoring Must Be Halted

Seven years ago, a cover of The Economist showed Barack Obama, head down on a Louisiana beach in front of an oil rig—the picture of lonely despair.

Artificially Intelligent Painters Invent New Styles of Art
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Artificially Intelligent Painters Invent New Styles of Art

Now and then, a painter like Claude Monet or Pablo Picasso comes along and turns the art world on its head. Could the next big shake-up be the work of a machine...

Foreign IT Workers Seen as Solution to Industry Shortage
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Foreign IT Workers Seen as Solution to Industry Shortage

The rising demand for IT engineers in Japan has companies moving to recruit workers from overseas.

New Natural Selection: How Scientists Are Altering DNA to Genetically Engineer New Forms of Life
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New Natural Selection: How Scientists Are Altering DNA to Genetically Engineer New Forms of Life

Before human beings wrote books or did math or composed music, we made leather.

Virtual Training Prepares First Responders for Active Shooter Incidents
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Virtual Training Prepares First Responders for Active Shooter Incidents

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's EDGE virtual training platform allows first responders to assume avatars and role-play in complex response scenarios...

This iPhone Designer Says No More Screens
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This iPhone Designer Says No More Screens

In June 2016, Tony Fadell, the chief executive officer of Nest and one of the most important hardware executives of his generation, announced that he was leaving...

Robots to Help Children With Autism
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Robots to Help Children With Autism

The DREAM project will design autonomous robots aimed at helping a therapist improve the social interaction skills of children with an autism spectrum disorder....

Under Pressure, Western Tech Firms Bow to Russian Demands to Share Cyber Secrets
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Under Pressure, Western Tech Firms Bow to Russian Demands to Share Cyber Secrets

Western technology companies, including Cisco, IBM and SAP, are acceding to demands by Moscow for access to closely guarded product security secrets, at a time...

Twitter Better Than Police at Detecting Riots
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Twitter Better Than Police at Detecting Riots

An analysis of data taken from the London riots in 2011 shows that computer systems could automatically scan Twitter and detect serious incidents, such as shops...

Engineering Laughter
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Engineering Laughter

Ajitesh Srivastava, a USC Viterbi computer science Ph.D. candidate, spends his free time entertaining crowds at L.A.'s comedy clubs.

How Silicon Valley Pushed Coding Into American Classrooms
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How Silicon Valley Pushed Coding Into American Classrooms

At a White House gathering of tech titans last week, Timothy D. Cook, the chief executive of Apple, delivered a blunt message to President Trump on how public schools...

Cotton Candy Capillaries Lead to Circuit Boards that Dissolve When Cooled
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Cotton Candy Capillaries Lead to Circuit Boards that Dissolve When Cooled

Cotton candy capillaries provide a foundation for transient electronics that are operational in warm water but dissolve at cooler temperatures.  

Gmail Will No Longer Snoop on Your Emails for Advertising Purposes
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Gmail Will No Longer Snoop on Your Emails for Advertising Purposes

Google is making a change to its advertising practices that will affect millions of Gmail users around the globe. Starting later this year, the company will stop...

For Google, Everything Is a Popularity Contest
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For Google, Everything Is a Popularity Contest

When I saw that Google had introduced a "Classic Papers" section of Google Scholar, its search tool for academic journals, I couldn't help but stroke my chin professorially...

They Were Going to Be India's Gilded Generation.
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They Were Going to Be India's Gilded Generation.

They were going to be India's gilded generation.
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